First Read of 2015

"Above all, he and Cynthia had been two of her biggest supporters when, scared out of her wits and not knowing how she could possibly make it, she bought the bookstore and moved upstairs and hung curtains at the windows and came to believe in God."

One paragraph containing only one sentence.  It takes a good writer to pack an entire story into that small a space, and Jan Karon does it.  Repeatedly!  It's been a few years since I read one of her books, and now I'm wondering if I've read them all and simply forgotten some details about some of the characters or missed a book or two altogether!

At any rate, I'm happy to have THIS one in hand--lent to me and delivered in person by a kindred spirit.  Her visit itself was delightful and left my heart in a peaceful state, as conversations with good friends are wont to do...

"I loved that book, Rebecca! I even bought it...and now have it sitting up on a cabinet near me, as I LOVE the title!!!"  So wrote a less-familiar friend who read my facebook post chronicling my happiness of having been lent the book since I was far down the list of others who had placed a hold on it at our library. Like Marilyn, my less-familiar friend, I love the title, too.



Oh, the pleasure of reading a simple and fine story 
in a comfortable chair in a warm room 
on a cold, wintry day!

11 comments:

  1. Yes, give me a good book on a wintery day and I'm so happy!

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  2. I haven't read that one yet, something to look forward to. I love the Mitford series. God Bless and stay warm!

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  3. Thankyou for that first paragraph. It sold me on the book. I'm sick and need something to read.
    Balisha

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    1. Sorry to hear you're not feeling well. Hope the book keeps you distracted and that health returns soon.

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  4. That line of yours is a winner too, Rebecca! It captures good things in a fine way. Tonight we are to have wind chill of -10. The wind has already started to blow and the temps are falling. I feel that book and chair coming on!!! I bet you will have similar today....good reading.

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  5. I have that book too, all of Jan Karon's Mitford series in fact! I love it! You will enjoy it so much!

    Deanna

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    1. I'm going to see if I've missed a book or two. (Either that, or I've forgotten a few details in between readings....)

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  6. Now that sounds like something that can warm the soul...and we need that with the temperatures dropping in the teens tonight.

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  7. I am caught up with the Mitford and Father Tim series, but then Jan Karon is kind enough to write another in these series, so this is one for me to read next. How good your friend provided the book for you and a great choice to begin the new year.

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Writing a Song a Week #3

Writing a Song a Week #3
♪ I wait for the Lord; my soul waits and in his word I hope. My soul waits for the Lord more than watchmen for the morning ♪ (Psalm 130:5-6)